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onion and leek bhaji

Onion and Leek bhaji

Can another member of the fritter family beat the onion and leek bhaji, do you eat them as a starter or a snack, and what do you serve with.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: onion and leek bhaji
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


  • 4 onion sliced (medium sized)
  • leeks - finely julienned less than quarter a stalk
  • 3/4 cup gram flour besan
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • carom seeds (ajwain seeds)
  • 2 tsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • salt (to taste)


  • Blanch the juliennes of leeks strain and keep aside.

  • Take sliced onions and blanched leeks in a bowl. Add salt, mix well and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

  • Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, carom seeds and chopped coriander and mix well. Add gram flour and rice flour, mix well.

  • Drop small portions of the onion mixture in the hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

  • Sprinkle chaat masala powder on bhajis.

  • Your onion and leek bhajis are ready to serve.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg